Thanks to its low cost and incredible durability, vinyl is one of the most popular siding materials in America, protecting nearly a third of all homes across the country. Vinyl siding materials are stronger, longer-lasting, and more reliable than many other options, and are available in a broad range of styles. If you’re installing new siding on your house, here are just a few options you can choose from.
What Are Some Common Vinyl Siding Options?
1. Vertical Siding
Siding installed in vertical patterns was originally reserved for barns and farmhouses, so this material tends to give buildings a more rustic charm. For added visual appeal, try using the vertical panels as an accent feature to draw attention to areas around doorways or dormer windows.
2. Dutch Lap
Dutch lap siding is one of the most popular products on the market. The style is reminiscent of a pattern that originated in northern Europe and is characterized by deep grooves along the top of each board.
This appearance adds dimension by creating a shadow line along the panels. It gives the house a more dynamic and textured appearance. This feature gives the siding additional strength and stability that ensures the boards stay straight for years to come.
3. Board & Batten
Board and batten is a variation on vertical siding and uses two different strips of varying widths. Each wider board is separated by a thinner piece of siding, called the batten. This pattern creates interesting texture and dimension, making it suitable for almost any type of home.
4. Shake & Shingle Siding
Some architectural styles aren’t complete without shake or shingle siding. Using modern techniques and materials, manufacturers can perfectly replicate the appearance of traditional wooden shingles without all the extra maintenance costs. Shake and shingle vinyl siding can give a more Old World feel and complements prairie-style houses, as well as Victorian-era homes.
For over 50 years, Tri-State Wholesale Building Supplies has provided high-quality vinyl siding to homeowners and builders throughout the Greater Cincinnati, OH, area. Their siding selection includes products from leading manufacturers, with options to suit any taste or remodeling project. They also offer Earthwise Windows & Doors®. Visit their website for more on their vinyl siding projects, or call (513) 381-1231 with any questions.